Whether you're gearing up for a career in accounting or simply want to learn more about the field, you can tap into a wide variety of accounting career resources, courses, and co-curricular opportunities at Michigan Ross.

How We Help You Get There

Get guidance from a career coach who specializes in helping students prepare for and identify accounting roles, and connect with CDO peer coaches on similar career tracks. Our Career Development Office (CDO) also offers personal and career exploration, job search coaching, interview preparation, and job negotiation training, among other resources. CDO also has a dedicated Industry Relations Manager in accounting who manages relationships with firms and sources opportunities for students. 

Diana Perilla

Accounting & Finance Career Coach

Annette Ferguson

Annette Ferguson

Employer Relations Manager

Explore Courses that Support Accounting Careers

Collaborate with academic and peer advisors to develop an individualized course plan to help you meet your academic and career goals. Identify courses and opportunities at Michigan Ross and across U-M that will stretch your skills and help prepare you for success. Examples of elective courses that students interested in accounting may want to consider are included below. 

Enrich Your Understanding of Accounting

Outside of the classroom, take a deeper dive into accounting through professional student clubs and co-curricular groups.

Accounting Club

Tap into networking opportunities with other students interested in accounting; be part of industry-focused events and recruiting opportunities hosted by the Accounting Club.

Accounting Club

Finance Club

The BBA Finance Club is a resource for students with career interests in finance-related industries, such as investment banking, sales and trading, asset management, and corporate finance.

Finance Club

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Help Small Businesses Thrive

Support Detroit small business owners and entrepreneurs through free accounting and financial consulting outreach with DNEP Free Accounting and Business+Impact. Gain real-world consulting experience, develop critical thinking skills outside the classroom, learn how to interact with clients, and make a meaningful impact in the Detroit community.

Accounting Outreach

Become a Paton Fellow

The Paton Fellow Scholarship Program encourages and supports Michigan Ross BBA students to pursue an accounting-related career. Graduating fellows who are admitted to the Michigan Ross Master of Accounting program maybe be eligible for graduate tuition assistance.

Paton Fellow Scholarship Program

Hear from Students

BBA students who have gone on to pursue careers in accounting share what interested them about the industry, and what they did to prepare while at Ross.

BBA ’19
Following a Natural Knack for Numbers
Ahmad Saad’s passion for accounting was born from an atypical place: the inside of a bakery. As a high schooler, Ahmad helped out at Csweet, a wholesale bakery owned and operated by his mother...

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Career Outcomes in Accounting

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Go Further with a One-Year Master of Accounting Degree

Deepen your accounting expertise and be prepared to excel in the CPA exam with our 10-month Master of Accounting degree, available to qualified applicants of any undergraduate major.

Master of Accounting

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